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Julia Child turned into a comic book character

Blue Water Productions

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Typically, when we think of comic books, we think of Spider-Man, Batman, or the Hulk — characters that possess super powers. Well, as anyone in the culinary community will tell you, Julia Child worked magic in the kitchen, and often with butter and cream. So it’s only right that the celebrated chef who called Cambridge home for many years should have her own comic book. Titled “Female Force: Julia Child,” the 32-page comic traces the chef’s long and illustrious life, from her student days at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris to her successful — and groundbreaking — WGBH show “The French Chef.” (There’s even a reference to the hilarious 1978 “Saturday Night Live” skit in which Dan Aykroyd played Child.) “Julia changed cooking in America,” says Darren Davis, editor-in-chief of Bluewater Productions, which is publishing the comic book. “Julia Child made cooking an art in the US.” The comic book, which is being sold in print as well as digitally, is the latest in Bluewater’s “Female Force” series focused on unique and powerful women. (Others include Hillary Clinton, Anne Rice, Olivia Newton-John, and Condoleezza Rice.) The Child comic is written by Michael Troy and illustrated by Nathan Girtin. “I’ve always had a fondness for Julia Child with her strange look and gentle giant demeanor,” says Troy. The folks at Le Cordon Bleu have already seen the comic book and, according to Davis, they loved it. Bon appétit!

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